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Traveling with Dentures

Traveling should mean freedom and adventure. But for those with dentures, a simple trip can bring unique challenges.
Sep 11th, 2023

Do You Need Dental Care While You Have Braces?

You need to visit your orthodontist regularly to make sure your treatment is on track. So, do you really still need to see your dentist? Or is your orthodontist now in charge of your total oral health?
Aug 24th, 2023

Why Even Healthy Adults Need Regular Dental Exams

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if your teeth look good and feel fine, they must be healthy. But without regular check-ups and cleanings, minor problems you didn't know you had can get much worse before you know it.
Aug 8th, 2023

How Vaping Affects Your Teeth

Some people think vaping is a safer alternative to smoking, but it can still have a negative impact on your teeth.
Jun 3rd, 2023

Sleep Apnea Myths

Even though sleep apnea is prevalent in the population, many people do not have all the facts about this diagnosis. Find out the truth about some widespread myths about sleep apnea.
Mar 9th, 2023

How to Avoid Losing Your Dental Crown

Want to avoid the hassle and expense of replacing a dental crown? Here are some common reasons patients lose their crowns and how to avoid them.
Feb 5th, 2023

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Smile

Making smart food and beverage decisions not only contributes to overall health but can keep your smile strong and healthy.
Nov 2nd, 2022

Watch Out For These Broken Tooth Culprits

Our teeth are tough but not indestructible! Learn about risk factors for a broken tooth, why it is important to get it treated, and what to look out for to avoid chipping or cracking your teeth.
Sep 12th, 2022

Summertime Dental Emergency Tips

Summer is a time for getting outside, playing, and having fun! But with more activity comes a higher chance of injuries- including dental injury.
Jul 22nd, 2022

Top Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession can be scary. So scary, in fact, that many people avoid seeking treatment out of fear. What you may not know is that the earlier you address it, the better.
Jun 21st, 2022

How Teeth Grinding Can Destroy Your Smile

Teeth grinding may seem benign, but it can actually wreak havoc on your teeth. Fortunately, there are options to treat bruxism as well as the damage it causes.
Apr 27th, 2022

How Painful is a Root Canal?

Anxious about an upcoming root canal appointment? Learn what to expect during treatment to put your mind at ease.
Mar 29th, 2022

Moving Past Dental Anxiety in 2022

If you've spent years avoiding the dentist in Ithaca because of dental anxiety, likely, your teeth have suffered too. Here's how to move dental anxiety in 2022.
Jan 7th, 2022

Dental Implant Recovery Timeline FAQ

Here’s a list of dental implant recovery timeline FAQ, including if dental implants are really worth the healing time and upfront costs in Ithaca.
Oct 29th, 2021

How Long Should a Filling Last?

Dental fillings have a limited period of use before they fail, so it’s good to know the signs of a failing filling and when it needs to be replaced in Ithaca.
Oct 15th, 2021

How Long Will a Dental Crown Last?

All dental crowns have a set lifespan, and you can extend yours to ensure your smile lasts for years. Our Ithaca dentist shares our best tips and tricks.
Jul 20th, 2021

Are Veneers Hard To Maintain?

Help your new porcelain veneers last as long as possible by incorporating these tips and tricks into your oral hygiene routine in Ithaca.
Jul 6th, 2021

Debunking the Top 5 Oral Cancer Myths

Think only smokers get oral cancer? Think again! Here are 5 oral cancer myths we hear most during our complimentary routine oral cancer screenings in Ithaca.
Feb 24th, 2021

What Should a Healthy Tongue Look Like?

While it is not uncommon for your tongue to vary in color, any significant changes can be a sign that something may be wrong. Is your Ithaca tongue healthy?
Jun 12th, 2020

Are Cavities Contagious?

As with any other contagious ailment in Ithaca, the bacteria that cause cavities can spread from one person to another if you are not careful.
Apr 13th, 2020

Full Mouth Dental Restoration FAQ

Restoring comfort and functionality to your smile can be achieved through a wide range of full mouth dental restoration treatments in Ithaca.
Feb 13th, 2020

How to Avoid Common Causes of Jaw Pain

The last thing you want to deal with during a busy workday, a vacation, or really any activity is pain radiating from your jaw. But for all too many adults, TMJ pain is a relatively common occurrence.
Dec 11th, 2019

Is Gum Recession Permanent?

If you’ve been told at a recent dental appointment that your gum line is receding, don’t panic. With today’s technology, there are ways to rebuild your gum tissue and get your gum recession under control.
Dec 11th, 2019

Early Warning Signs of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Feeling something uncomfortable at the back of your mouth? Oral pain has such a wide variety of causes that we definitely can’t give you the answer in a blog post – you’ll need to see your dentist to get to the root of the problem.
Dec 11th, 2019

Is My Night Guard Still Effective With a Hole In It?

A night guard is an extremely common dental device that helps to protect the teeth from teeth grinding or Bruxism. Whether your teeth grinding is due to a specific circumstance such as stress, or it is a chronic condition, a night guard can prevent...
Dec 11th, 2019